Friday, March 12, 2010

Mini Review: Section 9

Last night I got the chance to finaly see Section 9. I had been wanting to see it for a while, since people kept asking me if I saw it and telling me how awesome it was when I answered in the negetive. I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum in this review.

The basic plot of begining of the movie is that some aliens crash land in Johanisberg, South Africa and are cordoned off in ghetto camps, and generaly treated like non sencient beings. The movie starts with a millitary group called the MNU trying to move them to a smaller camp further away from humans. The location is of course very intentional, and the writer/director is from S. Africa. They don't hit you over the head with this, and the aparthid is never mentioned, though it is enough that the viewers carry this in the backs of their minds as a connecting theme.

It was an interesting movie, and I did enjoy it, over all it was a very good science fiction action movie, and more than that had a lot of "brain" to it, and thigns to think about.

However, I thought there were aspects that were lacking. As someone interested in anthropology I was disapointed how little we got too little a look at the alien's culture. They like cat food for some reason, but there's no cultural reason why that'd be sinifigent, and so just comes off as this quant thing thrown in.

Also, I thought the main character was just a plain ass through most of the movie, and had a hard time connecting or feeling sympathy for him. Perhaps that was the point that I connected more with the alien. At first I thought it was just cluelessness but he apears pretty quickly to have no problems with outright genocide and mistreatment.

I liked the sort of documentry style of the shooting of the movie, employing many "head cam" shots and interviews with people interspersed, and yet it didn't interfere with the action sequences and the story of the movie.

Now that I've seen it, I agree it was a pretty great movie, and I recomend it.

I was thinking that it may be interesting for people to try to develop a culture and history for this race of aliens. Other people interested?

4 comments:

  1. Foolster41 has left a new comment on the post "David Wood vs. Sami Zaatari: What Was the Message ...":

    Nightmare:

    "An increasing number of Christian scholars and clergy have concluded that the root of anti-Semitism in the Christian world community is ultimately found within the New Testament."

    LET ME FIRST TELL YOU YOU CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALIST ARE THE BIGGEST EVIL DECEIVING LYING HYPOCRITICAL BEASTS THAT EVER LIVED SO CALLING YOU FILTH WAS PUTTING IT MILDLY.
    SECOND I WAS NOT TALKING ONLY ABOUT ANTI SEMITISM YOU MURDERING BASTARDS KILLED EVERY ONE IN YOUR SITES. THAT IS DOCUMENTED. MILLIONS LEFT OR DON'T FOLLOW YOUR CULT BECAUSE OF THAT. YOU CAN BLA BLA TILL YOUR BLUE IN THE FACE THEY ARE NOT REAL CHRISTIANS YEAH YEAH YEAH THIS WAS TAUGHT BY YOUR STINKING CLERGY IN THEIR FILTHY CHOICES.

    http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/1000years.htm
    1000 Years of Carnage & Barbarity in the name of Christ
    ' Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit has NO FORGIVENESS FOREVER, but is guilty of everlasting sin.'
    – Mark 3.29

    ' The Christian resolve to find the world evil and ugly, has made the world evil and ugly.'
    – Friedrich Nietzsche
    I BLASPHEME YOUR HOLY SPIRIT OF TRASH.


    Could you a link to these studies that show the verses quoted from the NT that backs this claim? This is hardly a new claim (I've been arguing with someone making this claim) and I've yet to see solid scriptural evidence to back this. You mention a plurality of scholars, but then only mention one name, giving a false impression of concenous.

    THAT IS BECAUSE YOU ARE A LYING WHOER OF SATAN
    http://christianactionforisrael.org/antiholo/cantisem.html
    http://sandrawilliams.org/ANTI/anti-semitism.html
    http://christianantisemitism.com/
    http://www.davidhocking.org/blog/?p=713
    http://www.thejewishhome.org/counter/AntiJewishNT.pdf

    Also, the argument simply fails logically anyway since Jesus was a Jew, his followers were all Jews. Nowhere in the NT does Jesus condemn all Jews (for being Jews), since that would mean condemning himself and all his followers. The argument that the NT is somehow anti-semetic therefore is a lie, and frankly, bigoted.

    NO IT IS YOU THAT ARE THE LYING WHORES OF THE WORLD TRYING TO FOOL EVERY ONE.

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  2. How can the Gospel of John be called anti-Semitic when Jesus and his disciples were all Jews?
    Answer: The author of the Gospel of John clearly places himself, and those whom he represents, as separated from the Jews. He speaks of "the Passover of the Jews" (John 2:13, 6:4, 11:55), the religious rules of the Jews about purification (John 2:6), a religious festival of the Jews (John 5:1), the Festival of Tabernacles of the Jews (John 7:2), the Day of Preparation of the Jews (John 19:42), and the way in which Jews prepare a body for burial (John 19:40).

    And quite as clearly he regards Jesus as not "a Jew." In talking to the Jews, Jesus speaks of "your Law" (John 7:19, 8:17, 10:34) and "your circumcision" (John 7:22). Abraham is "your father" (John 8:56). When the Jews say to him, "Our ancestors ate manna in the desert" (John 6:31), Jesus replies, "What Moses gave you was not the bread from heaven" (John 6:32), and later on says, "Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert" (John 6:49).

    It is true that twice Jesus is called a Jew: by the Samaritan woman (John 4:9) and by Pilate (John 18:35). But in both instances the term is used in its sense of "person of Judah," contrasted with the Samaritan and the Roman. The same applies in John 4:22, where Jesus says to the Samaritan woman, "You [Samaritans] do not really know whom you worship; we [Jews] know whom we worship, for salvation is from the Jews." For John's Jesus, "Salvation is from the Jews" does not refer to the Jewish people per se. "Salvation" is now the inheritance of the true worshiper of God as defined by Jesus (John 4:23).

    Apart from those two instances, it is only in John 1:11 that Jesus is identified as a Jew, in the statement that he comes to "his own country," but "his own people" did not receive him. This passage, however, does not go against the Gospel as a whole, in which Jesus is shown as not being a part of "the Jews." Jesus appears as no longer a member of the Jewish people or its religion but speaks to the Jews as if he were a non-Jew. The Fourth Gospel is not about a Jew or written for Jews and expresses contempt for Jews and Judaism.

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  3. According to the New Testament, should all of Christianity be condemned because some that profess to be Christians have perpetrated horrific crimes in the name of Jesus?

    Answer: Matthew's Jesus declares: "Beware of the false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorns, nor figs from thistles, are they? Thus, every good tree bears good fruit, but the rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:15-20; see also Luke 6:43-45).

    In these verses, Jesus vigorously affirms his opinion that what is good cannot possibly produce evil, and conversely, that what is evil cannot possibly produce good: "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce good fruit." Viewed from this New Testament all or nothing perspective, Christianity cannot be considered good since so many wrongs have issued from it since its inception.

    To argue, as many Christian apologists do, that the evils resulting to the world in the wake of Christianity are not really of Christian origin is tantamount to claiming that the bad fruit growing on a tree were not produced by the tree. No amount of explaining can absolve Christianity from the innumerable wrongs stemming from the hegemony it has exercised over vast areas and peoples in the course of it tortuous history.

    Matthew also records Jesus as saying: "Not everyone who says to me: 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of the heavens, but he who does the will of my Father who is in the heavens. Many will say to me on that day: 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name perform powerful works?' And then I will declare to them: 'I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness'" (Matthew 7:21-23).

    Jesus' above statements do not equivocate. It's all or nothing. How does this apply to Christianity, which has spoken in the name of Jesus and in his name "performed powerful works?" Could Jesus possibly accept any group or individual that claims to be Christian? To be true to his own dictum that bad fruit can never be produced by a good tree, Jesus would disown and reject Christianity for all the evil it has perpetrated in his name. No Christian group or individual is exempt for all are the fruit of a bad tree. That is because many of the horrors Christians have subjected the world to are the direct result of Jesus' teachings as found in the Gospels.


    "In contrast to this, the Rabbis, whom Jsus hated so much, did not place any such limitations on G-d's love."
    No, they only put large religious ritual restrictions on the followers that were never intended by God when he gave the original law. (See: Matt 23)

    HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE TRUE CREATOR INTENDED YOU DUMB CHRISTIAN RETARD YOU WORSHIP A DEAD MAN ON A STICK AND ONLY YOU RETARDS CALL HIM A GOD. YOU MEAN LIKE TURN THE OTHER CHEEK NICE TO SHOW EVERY ONE ON PAPER BUT IS THE MOST INSANE THING WE EVER HEARD WHEN HAVE YOU BASTARDS EVER TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK I CALLED YOU FILTH AND I WAS BANNED WAS THAT TURN THE OTHER CHEEK SO YOUR ARE LYING SCUMS OF THE EARTH FILTHY AND ROTTEN TO THE CORE.

    "So you can fool every one else not the Nitemare. I have lots more if you want."
    No, you HAVE been fooled.

    YES BY SUPPRESSING FREE SPEECH LIKE YOU BASTARDS LOVE WE ALL HAVE BEEN FOOLED BUT THE WORLD KNOWS YOU FILTHY ANIMALS NOW.

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  4. HERE IS MY E MAIL IM NOT LIKE YOU FILTHY DOGS PETERUSA@VERIZON.NET

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